Brittni Talley

What made you fall in love with music?
I can’t pinpoint how or why I fell in love with music, it has just always been a presence in my life from day one. Whether it was being the youngest rehearsal groupie of my Dad’s rock band Destiny (gotta love the 80’s ☺), playing piano/organ and singing with my Grandmother, or creating and performing music with friends all throughout school, music has played such an important role in who I am today.
 
Best concert you have ever been to?

I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to see more shows than I can count so this is a hard one. Sara Bareilles and Kacey Musgraves at The Ryman, Florence and the Machine, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Beyonce, Charlie Daniels, Hank Williams Jr. – I could go on and on!

What music are you listening to? 
Today’s tunes so far have included Billie Eilish, Sean McConnell, John Mayer, Fickle Friends, Maddie & Tae, Jillian Jacqueline, Keith Whitley, Cody Johnson, Wrabel ... I suppose I listen to country music the most, but my playlist varies from day to day.
 
What drew you to NSAI?

Working alongside people that love and value music as much as I do, and working for and with the songwriters who create that music. Without the writers, life’s moments would be so different. Music helps us celebrate, get through the tough times, and it speaks when we can’t find the words. I just can’t imagine life without it. NSAI’s goal is to not only make songwriting as a career sustainable, but to help it return to a thriving career and I’m lucky to be able to contribute to that cause in any way possible.
 
Favorite Nashville Coffee Shop?

Frothy Monkey in the Nations is definitely my go-to spot! RIP JJ’s Market :(

ABOUT BRITTNI:
Growing up in Central Illinois surrounded by music, it only took one summer in Nashville for Brittni to know it was her next home. Charmed by the small-town hospitality, big-city opportunities, and the chance to see music at every turn, she set her sights on Music City after earning a Bachelor's in Music Business from Millikin University and has never looked back. Spending several years in traditional marketing and publicity, she learned the craft of a perfect pitch, developed valuable relationships with local and national media, and assisted with campaign efforts for several artists and organizations including Hank Williams Jr., Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, George Jones, Lorrie Morgan, Charlie Daniels, T.J. Martell Foundation, Christmas 4 Kids and more. Following her time in publicity, she became Project Manager and eventually Creative Director for the international festival group Country Thunder Music Festivals handling digital marketing and advertising, brand management, and event logistics. "I'm thrilled to now be joining the amazing team here at NSAI and I am excited to shift my focus to the songwriting community. Music has always been a huge part of my life and it is an honor to support those who create it each and every day!"